Archive for April, 2006

Wind, Percussion and Choral Concerts Fill Weekend at Gustavus

A series of ensemble concerts are scheduled for the weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Gustavus Wind Orchestra opens the schedule on Saturday, May 6 in Christ Chapel. The Gustavus Percussion Ensembles open Sunday's schedule at 1:30 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall and the men's and women's choruses, St. Ansgar's and Birgitta finish the weekend at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in Christ Chapel. All three events are open to the public.

Two Student Recitals Set for the Weekend at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus will present two student recitals this weekend in addition to a number of ensemble performances. Vocalists Sam Eckberg and Brian Fahey open the weekend Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sara Burns, flute, follows with her junior flute recital on Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. Both recitals will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Ensemble Concerts Set for Weekend at Gustavus

Three ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present their spring concerts this weekend. The Gustavus Chamber Singers and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble combine efforts on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and the department's brass ensembles will perform for the annual Brassworks! concert on Sunday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. Both performances are in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Choir of Christ Chapel Presents Home Concert

The Choir of Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College presents its annual home concert, Friday, April 28, following a three-day performance tour to the metropolitan Denver area. Under the direction of Patricia Kazarow, the Choir will present this concert, with Rev. Rachel Larson serving as narrator, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustaus campus.

Gustavus Choir and Symphony to Present Mozart’s Requiem

With the combined efforts of the Gustavus Choir and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music will present Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Sunday, April 30, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Gregory Aune will conduct this concert in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus campus. This performance of Mozart's master work is free and open to the public.

Student Recitals Fill Weekend with Music at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College invites the public to attend a variety of student recitals set for the weekend at the college. The four events will be held in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, include a variety of performances ranging from flute to piano to voice, and are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Music Showcases Student Recitals

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College returns from its Easter Break to feature a weekend of student recitals in the College's Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The series of seven events includes a range of performances from voice to 'cello and violin to brass and percussion. All events are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Invited to Perform with Sweden’s Ulf Johansson Werre

The American Swedish Institute is joining this year's Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month by featuring the Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra, from Uppsala, Sweden (directed by Ulf Johansson Werre) and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band (directed by Steve Wright), Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park. This performance was made possible by the Twin Cities Jazz Society, the American Swedish Institute of Minneapolis, and the Uppsala-Minneapolis Sister City Committee.